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Letter from Robert Burton to Jethro Sumner
Burton, Robert, 1747-1825
June 16, 1781
Volume 15, Page 486

COL. RO. BURTON TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Dr. General:

By the hands of Capt. Donoho you'll receive 16 guns, there are other 30 in the hands of Mr. Reuben Searsey (?) near Harrisburg who you'll please apply to & he will deliver them. I also send you ten pounds of steel which is all I can by any means spare. I have no canteens or cartridge boxes finished at this time, but in 5 or 6 days shall have as many finished as will serve the Granville drafts.

I am with Esteem, your very humble servant,
RO. BURTON, Q. M. G'l.

1781, June 16th.